Marghazar Zoo to be expanded, upgraded: Tariq Fazal

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ISLAMABAD, July 25 (APP): Minister of State for Capital
Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Monday said the Marghazar Zoo, the only zoo of the Federal Capital, would be expanded by adding 60 acre more land.

Briefing to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Cabinet
Division, he said the zoo would be upgraded according to
international standard. More animals, including giraffes and
dolphins would be added to the zoo, he added.

Dr Tariq said the administrative control of the zoo would be
handed over to private sector for its smooth functioning.
He said the federal government was considering to approach
the Sri Lankan government for a female elephant.

The committee members said Kawan, male elephant at the
zoo, was ill and should be sent abroad for treatment.

The committee meeting was held here with Tallah Mehmood
in the chair and attended by snators Tanvir, Kalsoom Parveen,  Raheela Magsi, Tahir Hussain Mashaddi and Yousaf Badini.